Laura Machan

Dr Laura Machan MSc, PgCertLTHE, FHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Psychology


I am acting deputy course leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology and link tutor for foundation year students on the BSc Psychology with Foundation Year.


I currently teach on the BSc Criminology and Psychology and BSc Psychology (with and without Foundation Year) as well as the MSc Forensic Psychology (where I am also acting deputy course leader), and the research design and statistics component of various Psychology master's degrees. I am also the link tutor for foundation year students on the BSc Psychology with Foundation Year. My research focus is on crime prevention with a focus on precursors to crime in adolescents, dark tetrad, stalking behaviour, neurodiversity in the criminal justice system, female offenders, and psychometrics.


Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Forensic Psychology
Research Design & Statistics

Courses taught:

- BSc Psychology (with and without Foundation Year)
- BSc Criminology & Psychology
- MSc Psychology
- MSc Forensic Psychology
- MSc Developmental Psychology
- MSc Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience

Modules taught:

- Forensic Psychology
- Fundamentals in Design & Statistics
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Legal & Criminal Justice
- Psychology for Criminologists
- Assessment and Formulation
- Contemporary Relationship Science
- Introduction to the Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice, and Sociological Sciences
- The Practice of Psychology
- Offender Treatment and Interventions


Richardson. P. & Machan L. (2021). jamovi for Psychologists. Red Globe Press

Hughes, S., & Machan, L. (2021). It's a conspiracy: Covid-19 conspiracies link to psychopathy, Machiavellianism and collective narcissism. Personality and Individual Differences, 171, 110559.

Machan, L., & Aleixo, P. (2016). E-readers as an alternative to coloured overlays for developmental dyslexia in adolescents. The Psychology of Education Review, 40 (2), 33-38.



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